March 05, 2020
The 3 Most Joyful Ways to Welcome Spring
Spring is right around the corner! It seems like just a few weeks ago we were planning our resolutions, like creating joyous gatherings and getting them on the calendar.
Now, the days are getting longer and the trees are beginning to bud. This is the perfect time to revisit the things that bring joy.
At partager la joie, we’re feeling energized and ready to spring forward! Let’s celebrate the early days of spring with a focus on healthy living, decluttering our spaces and giving back within our communities. (Read on to see our inspiring new finds in our curated chic style and home collections.)
Start your day on a healthy note — even with a busy schedule. Switch up your morning routine by sipping warm lemon water as you prepare for the day ahead. Also, try out our infused water ideas to take with you.
At partager la joie, we love infused water — still or sparkling. Keep a pitcher of lemon, orange-lime or cucumber-mint chilled and ready to go. It’s a fabulous way to drink more water (and decrease sugary drinks!).
When entertaining, experiment with various berry infusions such as strawberry-basil (our favorite!). Fill pretty glass bottles with the infused spring water as a light beverage option when gathering for your weeknight supper or weekend hosting with friends.
Make your March menu lighter
After enjoying all the heartwarming winter dinners, spring is a lovely time to lighten up cooking and menu planning. Think lean protein and seasonal, fresh foods — lemons, asparagus, snap peas and fresh herbs.
Planning a spring gathering? We have some wonderful recipes in our epicure section. Check out our Springtime Couscous and Roasted Chicken recipes. For a delicious, energizing treat, whip up a Banana and Nut Butter Smoothie.
Get moving :)
Spring is the time to revisit your exercise routine and re-energize after the colder days? Whether you’re looking to take a new class or plan to walk or run, take action and be sure to schedule exercise in your day — prioritize it, as you do with all other events and commitments.
Also, spring is a great time to add in more outdoor activities. Get your bike out — go for a bike ride with your children. Meet some friends for a power walk — it's a perfect way to catch up, enjoy nature and exercise. Take in the fresh seasonal air with an outdoor yoga class — feel inspired?
During the cold months, we tend to stay at home, making our spaces cozy and warm. Come spring, we’re motivated to edit and freshen our space. This year, take spring refresh to a new level — by simplifying your living areas (after all, you have to make room for those new spring chic finds!).
Edit your home
Too much stuff makes us feel bogged down. Spring is the time to make your home feel light and fresh.
Get ready to create a beautiful space
With everything edited and clean, enjoy the process of energizing your home.
This is an excellent time to start planning and preparing your outdoor spaces. Think about your warm-weather gatherings now, so your venue will be invite-ready.
Spring is a time to think about sharing joy beyond just those you love — including buying items that provide support to communities. A gift that perpetuates giving — what a thoughtful gift!
At partager la joie, we’re proud to partner with two organizations that are making a difference through gift-giving purchases.
KAZI helps alleviate poverty in rural Africa by curating stunning hand-made items. In intimate communities across Rwanda and Uganda, women weave natural raffia and sweet grass into delicately textured trays, chargers and coasters.
HALF UNITED creates elegant fashion items. The proceeds help fight hunger here in the U.S. and in Haiti. Partnering with vendors (like partager la joie) allows HALF UNITED (and all of us!) to contribute to the lives of children in need around the globe. Arriving soon in our latest collection spring fashion items.
This spring, get inspired, gather and share joy
There’s nothing like sunshine, blossoms and budding trees to inspire a spring gathering. With your home and outdoor spaces cleaned, edited and decorated, it’s time to surround yourself with the people you love.
Think about planning a picnic-style luncheon, inviting friends for a ‘welcome spring’ dinner or gathering your family for a St Patrick’s Day celebration. Make the most of March! (stay tuned for many, more spring gather inspirations in the coming months)
Whatever you plan, keep everything simple with a focus on staying present, being grateful, cherishing the time you spend together and, of course, sharing joy.
Until next month, from our lifestyle space at partager la joie to yours, have a joyful spring beginning!
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